A Very Big Railway is helping a very Little Railway.
Hours after launching our crowdfunding campaign we received a message from a friend of our Little Railway. "We want to help you!"
The Very Big Railway is the UK's only mainline heritage railway: The Great Central Railway
To say we were astounded is an understatement. One of the country's, if not the world's most famous Heritage Railway was offering to help.
The Great Central Railway have offered us two fantastic prizes to help us meet our fundraising target. The first is a once in a lifetime ride on board the footplate of a steam engine. the second is a family ticket to their Paw Patrol Day. We're still speechless and very envious of the lucky winner. To enter pop in to see us and guess how many Steam Puffs are in the Jar!
"Experience life on the footplate as you ride on board one of our stunning steam locomotives hauling a passenger service through picturesque Charnwood countryside. Join our crews for a return journey and experience the thrill of the sights, sounds, smell and heat of a steam engine footplate. Our expert and highly experienced engine crews will answer questions and point out various points of interest during your journey.
THE PARTICIPANT MUST:
* Be aged over 18 years.
* Be reasonably fit and in good health - fit enough to climb on and off the locomotive from ground level unaided.
* Wear old clothing that fully covers your arms and legs.
* Wear sturdy shoes / boots that protect your feet - trainers are definitely not permitted.
* Not attend the ride / experience under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Locomotives will be used from the current fleet available and cannot be specified in advance.
See Chase & Marshall from PAW Patrol – 13th to 15th February 2018
Come and see PAW Patrol favourites Chase & Marshall this February half term! The heroic pups will be making personal appearances at Loughborough. There's lots of fun for all the family with steam train trips, fun fair rides and why not get your face painted. There will be photo opportunities, so don't forget to bring your camera!
We're a Garden Railway - Open to the public at the weekends.